Bagless? HEPA? Canister? Upright? Cyclone? Dyson?
There's a LOT of vacuum terminology out there, and if you haven't figured it out yet, YES this is a vacuum review!
I am not a stranger to vacuuming. As the youngest of many, I was often helping the older ones with all the household chores until they graduated and I got toe privilege of doing ALL of them. I am not a stranger to vacuums, and my wife did not teach me how t use it. With children who are always on the floor, you want the big non-edibles to be out of the way. The Wife and i took some time to pick out our old vacuum, which was good and lasted us several years. We looked at warranties, durability, price, and the brand's reputation. We settled on a bag-less Dirt Devil back in 2005 with a 3 year warranty.
Since then, there's definitely been a shift in how some items are marketed. Women are not the ONLY Stay-At-Home parent anymore, and household roles have shifted from women doing all the cleaning. There is a company that noticed this, and made this as their vacuum's commercial:
LG, a company that makes decent flat panel TVs, mediocre phones, and just about every other consumer electronic has just made a new customer for vacuums... of all things. But aside from the cool commercial what does the vacuum ACTUALLY OFFER???
I want to point out a couple things:
1) The Kompressor Squidgy!!!
2) Triple Sucking Power!!
3) Clean you can feel!
When you turn this vacuum on, it will feel as if is has suctioned itself to the floor. You can feel it cleaning deeper and deeper into the floors. It is nice, because you can feel it cleaning, and you can tell once you're done, because it does not smell like you vacuumed, it just smells clean. It has a closed filtration system, so you don't have that vacuum exhaust that smells like hot dust. Once we cleaned the house with the LG Kompressor, it was just clean. The carpets were actually CLEAN and not surface-brushed.
Now, the vacuum is on the heavy side of most vacuums, but 22 pounds is not heavy. Besides, it is easier to carry up and down stairs because of the placement of the handle (right above the center of gravity) makes it easy to lift.
If I had an actual review score for products, I would give this a 9.7 out of 10 for vacuums. We found the best deal on it through Amazon.com, and have been happy with it from the first moment we turned it on.
Now, anyone can make fun of me as much as they want for making a post like this about a vacuum, but I paid less than $300 (including shipping for a vacuum that s the quality of an $800 Dyson.
So... MY VACUUM SUCKS... does yours?